Mount Titlis is one amongst the most popular tourist attractions of the Swiss Alps. It is accessible from a small town known as Engelberg. Engelberg is in close proximity to Lucerne. A day trip to Mt Titlis from Lucerne is a perfect way to spending one whole day in the Swiss Alps. Hence, many people stay in Lucerne while visiting Mount Titlis.
Mt Titlis is a perfect all-weather destination. There are things to do in summers as well as winter. It's one of those peaks where you will always find at least some snow. We went there in the first week of September, just after the warm summer spell. We could still have all the fun in the snow. The panoramic views from Mount Titlis are mind blowing and especially for first timers, it's a really amazing experience.
If you are not skiing or hiking at Mt Titlis, then you can club a trip to Engelberg along with Mount Titlis. Engelberg is accessible by road and train. From Engelberg, one needs to take the cable car to the top of Mt. Titlis. From Engelberg till the summit of Mt. Titlis, there are total four stops/levels in the cable car route namely Gerschnialp, Trübsee, Stand and Klein Titlis (the summit). The cable cars, or gondolas (as they are rightly known) are small in size. One cable car can take up to 6 people.
How to reach Mount Titlis from Lucerne
By road: From Lucerne, it takes around 40 minutes to reach Engelberg. The distance is around 35 kilometers. And from there the cable car.
By Train: The train journey from Lucerne Bahnhof to Engelberg Station is around 50 minutes. From the train station, there is either a 10-12 minutes walk or a 5 minutes bus ride to the cable car station and then the picturesque Gondola ride
Mount Titlis Ticket Price
The cost of cable car round trip from Engelberg to Titlis is 92 CHF per person. You can find more information related to prices of other activities here. The cost of ice flyer is not included in this. It costs 12 CHF extra. There is a reduction of 50% in the ticket price if you have a Swiss travel pass, General Pass or SBB half fare card. But this reduction is applicable only to the cable car price and not the ice flyer price. The tickets for the cable car journey are available at the cable car station. You can buy the tickets for the Ice Flyer either at the cable car station or at the summit near the Ice Flyer.
Things to do on Mount Titlis
Mount Titlis has a lot of activities all year round. Some activities can be done throughout the year. Apart from these, there are also seasonal Summer and Winter activities.
Activities open throughout the year
Glacier cave: A glacier cave is constructed near the entrance of Mt. Titlis. But it just like any real glacier cave. One can take a stroll through the ice cave. It's a nice experience.
Cliff walk: There is a suspension bridge connecting two points of the mountain. It is the highest suspension bridge in Europe. Walking through the bridge you can have a beautiful and picturesque 360 degrees view of the Swiss Alps. The scenery from the Cliff walk is breathtaking
Glacier Walk: It's a comparatively flat plateau stretch where one can walk on the snow. It's a very pleasurable experience.
Ice Flyer: It's a huge chairlift that takes you from one point to the other. As the name suggests it flies/glides over the snow and the mountains. The chairlift is open and the ice flyer is an awesome and a mind-blowing experience. It's good for a fun ride and is also very popular among skiers to take them to the skiing areas.
Sledding/Snow Fun: There is a whole area allotted to snow fun. One can take a sled made of plastic or a tube to slide down the snowy slope. It is so much fun. The only undesired part is bringing the sled again uphill.
Summer Activities on Mount Titlis
Hiking: Mt. Tillis has many picturesque hiking trails. Their trails are perfect for summers. Even the weather is pleasant as you ascend up the hiking trail.
Camping and Boating in Trübsee: Trübsee is at the second level on the cable car route. There is a beautiful lake here. You can take a boat ride in the lake, camp by the lakeside, have a leisurely stroll around the lake. If you are there sometimes during peak summer of September you can also see streams of freshly melted snow water.